“Four other occupants were wounded and taken to hospital for treatment. In less than an hour later‚ another shooting was reported at a car wash‚ D Section at Ezakheni‚ where five people were shot and killed while at the car wash. One victim was wounded during the shooting and was taken to hospital for treatment.
“The deceased were identified as Muzi Dlamini‚ Sfundo Dlamini‚ Mlungisi Dlamini Menzi Mvelase and Makhekhe Mathebula. All these cases were opened at Ezakheni police station and the provincial task team was tasked to vigorously investigate these incidents.
“After an intensive investigation‚ the accused who was based in Gauteng was identified and arrested for both incidents. He was charged with six counts of murder and five counts of attempted murder‚” Zwane said.
He added that the former policeman was also the subject of other murder cases in Kwazulu-Natal and would appear in court again soon to face these charges.